This course will explore one of the most cited beneficial forms of impact in teaching, based on Educational Research - that of teaching students how to think. It will provide a theoretical structure behind metacognition, followed by lots of practical advice on how to embed metacognition in your lessons. It will also introduce for many the concept of High Mnemonic Teachers - those who actively teach memory skills.
Delegates will gain a full understanding of metacognition, how to teach the essential ‘thinking’ skills both as a teacher and for their students. It is designed for Head Teachers, senior leaders in charge of Teaching and Learning and practitioners with a keen interest in this exciting growth area of pedagogy.
Auto-pilot versus manual thinking
What is metacognition?
Common dangers and bias in the classroom
Metacognition in research
Methods of ‘thinking about thinking’
Utilising metacognition in teaching
Active thinking in all areas of teaching practice
Explaining thinking explicitly
Demonstrating thinking skills
Building metacognition for long term impact
“Good! Did not feel like I was sat down at a power point all day because of the different tasks set. The tasks were relevant and practical.”Deputy Headteacher , Ysgol Bro Helyg